Derryloughan, County Tyrone

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Derryloughan is located in Northern Ireland
Derryloughan shown within Northern Ireland
Derryloughan is located in the United Kingdom
Derryloughan (the United Kingdom)
Coordinates: 54°31′05″N 6°36′32″W / 54.518°N 6.609°W / 54.518; -6.609Coordinates: 54°31′05″N 6°36′32″W / 54.518°N 6.609°W / 54.518; -6.609
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryNorthern Ireland
CountyCounty Tyrone
BaronyDungannon Middle
Civil parishClonoe
First recorded1609
 • CouncilDungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council
 • WardWashing Bay
Derryloughan townland in 2006

Derryloughan is a townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It lies on the southwest corner of Lough Neagh, 4 miles from Coalisland. It is situated in the historic barony of Dungannon Middle and the civil parish of Clonoe and covers an area of 1751 acres.[1]

The name derives from the Irish: Doire Lochain (Oak wood of the little lough).[2]


Derryloughan is mainly bogland, due to the overflow of Lough Neagh in the winter time and also due to heavy rain which lies in hollows in the ground. Along the shore of Lough Neagh and around the Washing Bay area has been designated an area of scientific interest. Once a rural farming and peat processing community this area now has a diverse population with engineering being one of the main employment sectors.


Running beside the 'Moss' is the holy river. It is referred to as holy because Saint Bridget came and blessed the water. Many people have come for hundreds of years for a treatment for whatever illness they had. This continues to happen today but on a smaller scale.[citation needed]


The population of the townland declined during the 19th century:[3][4]

Year 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 600 511 536 538 539 489
Houses 105 85 96 98 92 97


The local Gaelic Athletic Association club is Derrylaughan Kevin Barrys GAC. Many members of the Naomh Colum Cille Hurling club, which is based a couple of miles away on the Washing Bay Road also hail from Derryloughan.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Derryloughan". Place Names NI. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Census of Ireland 1891". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 26 December 2012.